Free Press Journal
  • Crop insurance scheme cleared for farmers at low premium

    New Delhi : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the much-touted new crop insurance scheme at a very low premium payout of only 2% on Kharif crops, 1.5% on Rabi crops and 5% on annual commercial and horticulture crops like cotton by farmers.

  • Oil PSUs plan to set up country’s biggest refinery

    New Delhi: Indian Oil Corp, HPCL and BPCL are planning to jointly build India’s biggest refinery on the west coast, IOC Director (Refineries) Sanjiv Singh said. “We (at IOC) have been looking at west coast for a refinery as catering to customers in west and south was difficult with our refineries mostly in the north. HPCL has also been looking at a bigger refinery because of constraints it faces at the Mumbai

  • (From L-R) Ravi Parmar, Chairman, MbPT; Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways; Rahul Shewale, Member of Parliament and Yashodhan Wanage, Dy. Chairman, MbPT, during the inauguration ceremony of Mumbai Port Trust’s 2nd Chemical Berth at Pir Pau Jetty, Mumbai.

    Tenders for 3 ports worth Rs 20k cr by Mar: Gadkari

    Mumbai : The government will float tenders for three new major ports in Maharashtra, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu by March, entailing investment of Rs 20,000 crore, Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told an industry meet here.

  • Marksans tanks 20% as Goa unit faces UK scrutiny

    Mumbai : Shares of Marksans Pharma slumped 20% to Rs 75.80 and got locked in the lower circuit limit after its Goa plant came under the UK regulator’s scanner.

  • Advent sells CARE Hosp stake for Rs 1,300 cr

    Mumbai : UAE-based Abraaj Group has bought out the entire 72% stake of global PE firm Advent International in CARE Hospitals for about Rs 1,300 crore, valuing the multi-speciality healthcare provider at over Rs 1,800 crore.        The companies did not offer any valuation or deal size but sources confirmed the deal size at Rs 1,300 crore, and an enterprise valuation of the Hyderabad-based hospital chain at a tad over Rs 1,800 crore.

  • CIL plans major tech upgrade to check theft

    New Delhi : Coal India Ltd is preparing for a major technological upgradation on the lines of global mining practices followed in countries like the US and Australia that will include GPS tracking of vehicles to check coal plunder and having a ICT-complaint machinery apart from electronic fencing of mines.

  • CSFOC is saffronised by State govt, alleges YC State chief

    Ujjain : State president of Youth Congress (YC) Kunal Chaudhary with other functionaries conducted a press conference and levelled several allegations of corruptions in Simhastha development projects on State government here on Wednesday.

  • US hikes H1B, L1 visa fee; to hit Indian ITcos

    Washington : The US has imposed an additional fee of up to USD 4,500 for certain categories of the popular H-1B and L-1 visas, in a blow to Indian IT firms which have to incur an additional burden of about USD 400 million annually.

  • State govt, RSS involved in increasing communal tension in state: Yadav

    Indore : State president of Congress Arun Yadav blamed the state government and RSS for increasing communal tension in the state. He alleged that the government has been trying to distract people’s minds from the coming elections as they are already losing ground.

  • Too much evidence may be a bad thing

    Melbourne : Overwhelming evidence without a dissenting opinion can in fact weaken the credibility of a case or point to a failure of the system, according to a new study, reports PTI.

  • Drug that can help cocaine users quit

    London : A drug used to treat paracetamol overdose may be able to help individuals who want to break their addiction and stop their damaging cocaine seeking habits, new research has found, reports IANS.

  • Obese? Reduce sitting time to curb heart disease risk

    New York : If you are suffering from obesity, reducing the time spent on watching television or playing computer games may be as important as doing exercise to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart diseases, suggests new research, according to ANI.

  • Songbirds sing like humans

    Washington : A songbirds’ vocal muscles work like those of human speakers and trained opera singers, according to a new study, reports PTI.

  • Posting inspirational posts: Are you ‘dumb’ or a change agent?

    New Delhi : This weekend when you are relatively free from life’s mundane duties, ask yourself this: Are you the one who loves to post motivational posts taken from New Age gurus to the ancient scriptures on Facebook and Twitter? Did it ever occur to you that posting such profound thoughts may mean that you yourself need to fix your otherwise stressed life? Or are you a genuine change agent seeking to transform

  • ‘Electronic Tricycles’ provided to disabled

    Ujjain : Member of Parliament (MP), Chintamani Malviya distributed electronic tricycles to disables for providing them relief from the pain of hand actuated tricycles, at his residence on Wednesday morning.